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  1. Reboot required after client upgrade

    sometimes the client needs to be rebooted after an automatic client update. if you're not connected to the machine (ie server), once you connect a notification appears but if you open the software center (old and new) you will not see anything pending reboot (installation status is empty or does not have the information that anything is asking for reboot). it would be great to see under installation status that the client was upgraded and it the machine needs a reboot to complete the installation

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      0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include seperate client push settings for workstations and servers

      We would like the ability to have seperate client push settings for Workstations vs Servers, specifically the ability to have seperate installation properties.

      12 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Computer Restart and patch installation notification before a Window hits.

        It would be nice to have a client setting that would allow for a notification before a maintenance window hits. So if I have a Window from 6PM - 5AM, and computer restart is set for 90 minute notification instead of it notifying me of a restart that will happen in 90 minutes at 6PM, it would notify a user at 4:30 that patches are going to apply and the computer will be restarting in 90 minutes.

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        • honnor / discard work hours for client upgrade

          Please provide an option to honor or disregard the (maintenance windows) working hours set locally. In some scenarios client does not update to the latest CU level when client only operates in the work hours and is shut down.

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            0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Purge content from ccmcache when it is no longer referenced in ConfigMgr.

            It would be great if you could set a schedule on the client (like weekly, monthly, etc) where the client could look at the content in its cache, and see if it still exists in ConfigMgr - if not, purge it. For example, run a content location request for each instance in the client cache, and if no locations are returned, remove it from client cache.

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The ability to tell an SCCM client to IGNORE specific NICS for site determination or SCCM Client communications

              The ability to tell an SCCM client to IGNORE specific NICS for site determination or SCCM Client communications.

              We have a number of clients that are multi-homed, the SCCM client is often choosing interface that cannot communication with the SCCM infrastructure to determine site membership.

              Our clusters fall into this category. 'secure web application servers' that have a "Client Network", "Admin Network", "Backup Network" and "Management Network" connections.

              May something similar to the NOSMS file, that will tell the client to not use specific interfaces but continue to inventory, configure, etc.

              16 votes
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              • Check for an existing CCMexec service before ccmsetup.exe executes.

                Problem: On the client machine, CCMEXEC service is already running, the client is in a healthy state. Then a GPO or Client Push happens, ccmsetup.exe starts and breaks the client communication. The client ends up getting an error stating "another instance of ccmsetup.exe is already running".

                Question: Could you have ccmsetup.exe check for the ccmexec service and quit if the ccmexec service is running?

                4 votes
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                • Change target computer mapping for state migrations (USMT)

                  Please make it possible to change the target computer when using state migration points as a means of transferring user data to one pc to another.
                  The scenario would allow the backup (scanstate) of the old pc data, utilizing all positive aspects of SMP (centralized, encrypted, storage based on boundaries). IT could then later set target computer, which may not be known at the time the data gets saved.
                  Ideally this should be possible in the admin console by “editing” the state item to map to a new computer, just after it has already been created. “Late mapping” so to…

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                    2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Agent Installation Monitoring from Console

                    I think the missing half of agent installation from the console is a way to monitor installation progress, success, or failure. SCOM has this, and I think it could be added to the Monitoring workspace, in client operations. Installation progress should be viewable by device collection or individual device. Monitoring installation progress should also be a last, optional step in the install client wizard, where an administrator could close that if he/she so chooses and see the same information inline in the console, as mentioned.

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                    • Sccm client resets its policies and download new ones every couple of days

                      Sccm client reset its policies and download new ones every couple of days, it should delete it's policies, inventory and then download new policies, perform inventory and perform a DDR. I currently have a script that does this via a scheduled task.

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                      • Exclude workgroup computers from Automatic Client Upgrade

                        When using ACU computers in workgroups cannot upgrade because they are not able to query Active Directory when "ccmsetup /upgrade" is executed. We have seen some scenarios where the installed client on workgroup machines crashed after each failing installation trial. It would be great if an option was implemented to either exclude workgroup computers or provide a list of domains that should be considered during ACU.

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                        • Combine ClientPatch and Patch property

                          The outdated ClientPatch folder in the 'Configuration Manager Client Package' is unsupported, however it is a great combination for retrieving from a local DP (leveraging the /mp-option to retrieve content based on boundaries) and getting the patch installed.
                          Considering that CCMEval also reruns with the last command-line used the availability of a ConfigMgr patch is vital (otherwise a 1635 error is generated if the new installation attempt can't access the MSP-file) perhaps the supported Patch-property and the ClientPatch-concept can be combined into a new supported way of deploying patches?

                          The scenario would be as follows;
                          CCMSetup detects that there is…

                          27 votes
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                          • WMI Fix integrated with SCCM Console

                            WMI Fix integrated with SCCM Console and improve client installation description error.

                            23 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Deploy certificate with the Client (like in Intune)

                              Certificate would tie up the ConfigMgr Client to a specific site and would make connecting ConfigMgr Clients from the Internet easier with MP in Azure.

                              3 votes
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                              • Ability to Control/Limit Wake-Up Proxy Candidates

                                The nomination for Wake-Up proxies is fully automated.
                                From testing, up to three devices per subnet will remain switched on (or in some cases start back up if a user shuts them down). This is not appropriate in cases where a small office may contain only 4 or 5 machines.
                                Additionally, if a server is located at a particular site (DP for example), this should be the sole wake up candidate, due to the fact that the likelihood of that device shutting down is minimal.
                                I propose changes to achieve the following:
                                1) The ability to designate specific Wake-Up proxies …

                                4 votes
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                                • Client Push installation status in ConfigMgr console

                                  It would nice to have a client push installation status in the console. We already have client installation status messages (FSP), so why not display them in the console? As a consultant I always see a disappointment in the admins faces when I try to explain that they have to wait for the client flag, search client logs or use reporting for client installation status.

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                                  • One stop solution to remediate clients and their health in GUI

                                    One stop solution to remediate clients and their health in GUI

                                    If a new client depployment is failed, we have dig all the way into the root cause of every machine failed..If any client is having issues, we are always forced to check the logs etc... We are not sure where exactly the client stuck and for what reason. We need such a tool where we would be able to find what the issue probably is (or where it is stuck )by a simple glance on the machine.

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                                    • Streamline SCCM Agent installation/upgrade for workgroup or another-AD-domain device

                                      Include wizard so that it is easier to upgrade SCCM client running on workgroup devices since this usually includes hosts file IP/FQDN update. SCCM 2012 seems to promote side-by-side SCCM Server upgrade instead of in-place SCCM Server upgrade. This makes it more frequent to update hosts file on workgroup devices. This issue is also applicable to devices running on another AD domain but joining the same SCCM 2012 Server.

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                                      • Client upgrade via APPLICATION rather than PACKAGE

                                        Rather than use the outdated Package model to deploy Client upgrades after upgrading to a CU/SP I would like to see an application model that can determine cause of failure etc.

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                                        • More Intelligent Client Cache

                                          With SCCM 2012 we got the single instance store on the back end which reduces the need for storage significantly on the server side but on the client side there's no optimization whatsoever.
                                          If you for example have 2 applications or deployment types which are using the same or almost the same content they are downloaded both separately. This has a negatively impact on the disk space you need to reserve for the client cache but also on the bandwidth used to download almost twice the same content. I believe this can be done better.
                                          Many folks had to configure…

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